Marine industry guidance just published in race towards low-sulfur fuel by 2020
In a bid to reduce emissions from shipping, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a target of January 2020 for the implementation of a new policy that limits the sulfur content of maritime fuel to 0.50 %. No mean feat when the current maximum is 3.50 % and high-sulfur fuel has been the norm for many years. International guidance to help has just been published.
ISO paints brighter future with guide for sustainability in standards development
ISO Guide 82, Guidelines for addressing sustainability in standards, provides advice to standards developers on how to take account of sustainability issues in the drafting or revision of ISO standards. It helps raise awareness of the challenges of sustainable development amongst standards writers and provides them with a systematic and consistent approach to identifying and assessing sustainability factors inherent in every standardization project. It also provides a way of reflecting those factors in the final text.
Agency in African science for sustainability
On 24 to 27 February 2020, the 6th African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development took place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Attended by around 50 researchers and policy-makers from across the African continent, the participants discussed key entry points for sustainability research in Africa.
Role for VSS on Sustainable Trade, APFSD pre-event in Thailand
As a pre-event to the 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD), to be held on 25-27 March 2020, this workshop will discuss the role of VSS in greening trade, thus advancing the transition towards more sustainable food systems, one of the six priority pathways of the Global Sustainable Development Report, and helping smallholder producers and micro and small businesses in the region make greater and sustainable economic gains from green trade.